(Continued from Parts 1, 2, 3)
City Tour: The City Dump
The city dump is located just beyond the National cemetery. We can smell it before we see it.
We walk through a row of obviously forgotten grave sites. There, the vultures are waiting and circling.
Many people live in the dump.
There are tents scattered throughout the garbage.
I can't help but think about the stench and what it must be like to eat and sleep among others' trash.
There are those who make their living combing through the trash, hoping for things to sell or reuse.
In the far upper left corner is Grand Tikal Futura, the mall/hotel a few blocks from our home.
We live close.
I'm aware of a few ministries that work with people who live and work in the dump. I heard about an after school program that helps children who live here. There are possibilities of us working with some of these ministries in the future.